housefather

housefather

[hous-fah-ther]
noun
a man responsible for a group of young people, as students, living in a dormitory, hostel, etc.

Origin:
1545–55; house + father; compare Latin paterfamilias

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housefather (ˈhaʊsˌfɑːðə)
 
n
a man in charge of the welfare of a particular group of children in an institution such as a children's home or approved school
 
'housemother
 
fem n

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